Lots of Money Seized

  The guy working at some road repair department of a local district government, not even in Moscow, somewhere far deep in Russia got his house searched and lot of … Read more

Classified Eggs

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I mean, eggs as classifieds. Recently a new trend appeared in some Russian cities to use the mass chicken egg production as a medium for a short text messages that can instantly reach thousands of people in the city overnight, with a message as clear as it was texted to them by someone.
The reason for this is partially because all eggs in Russia used to be marked with expiry date by special dot printers, one by one, not just a case in bulk. Those dot printers are very easy to program and add anything else besides the exp. date, so they use them to print ads. The pic above features eggs advertising the sale of a “Peugeot” (French brand of cars) and the phone number of the seller.
The one below is about…

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Avatar Cosplay

We also have the “Avatar” movie fans there. No, really. The one to the left holds a popular Soviet dish “Sweet Condensed Milk” – was really one of the only … Read more

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

What fabric is used for making uniforms worn by workers of administrative departments, railway companies and by schoolchildren? How woolens are made? To get answers to these questions we are at the Bryansk worsted factory.

Worsted is rather different from woolen fabrics. They are made from long wool subjected to combing. Worsted is thinner than woolen fabrics and it’s not fluffy. The material is smooth or a bit fleecy, it can be purely made from wool, be half woolen (when cotton yarn is also used) or mixed when other fabrics are also added.

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Birth of a Bottle

Birth of a Bottle

Right now we are going to the large factory making bottles in Novosibirsk, Russia.

The factory started its work in 1954 as a maker of optoelectronic devices, cathode-ray tubes for oscillography and television picture tubes. In 1994 the mass production of TV equipment was over in Russia and the factory was repurposed to make glass jars.

Today the factory “Ekran” has a leading position among manufacturers of glass jars on the territory from the Urals to the Russian Far East.

They make bottles for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, cans for juice, sauce and other products with capacity from 0,25 litres to 3 litres; bottles from brown glass.

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